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Urinary, faecal and sexual dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neurology, November 1999
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Title
Urinary, faecal and sexual dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis
Published in
Journal of Neurology, November 1999
DOI 10.1007/s004150050508
Pubmed ID
Authors

A. Hennessey, N. P. Robertson, R. Swingler, D. A. S. Compston

Abstract

The prevalence and nature of bladder and bowel dysfunction were examined in a population-based study of 221 patients with multiple sclerosis who returned postal questionnaires. This preliminary investigation was supplemented by personal review which also provided information on sexual dysfunction in 174 and laboratory and urodynamic tests in 152 participants. Thirty of 221 (14%) currently used an indwelling catheter, and 84 of the remaining 190 (44%) reported symptoms of urinary dysfunction, of which the most common were urgency and frequency. Thirteen of 144 (9%) patients had biochemical evidence of renal dysfunction, and 40 of 132 (30%) had infected urine samples. Eleven of 54 patients in whom investigation of upper urinary tract was thought to be appropriate demonstrated abnormalities. Sixty-four of 221 (29%) patients had experienced faecal incontinence, and 120 of 221 (54%) were constipated. Fifty-six of 68 (82%) men and 55 of 106 (52%) women reported a deterioration in sexual activity, the commonest symptoms being erectile failure in men and fatigue in women.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 54 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 53 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Postgraduate 7 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 13%
Student > Master 7 13%
Other 17 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 59%
Unspecified 6 11%
Neuroscience 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 7 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2007.
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#3,498,451
of 12,220,568 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Neurology
#676
of 2,293 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#81,440
of 272,588 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Neurology
#18
of 53 outputs
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